When Stomp takes the stage, everything becomes an instrument. This inventive and invigorating show has been fusing dance, music, comedy and theatrical performance to create thunderous rhythms and electrifying beats for more than 25 years. The performers have traveled around the world, showing audiences of all shapes and sizes that with the right combination of creativity, imagination and resourcefulness, you can create extraordinary art from even the most ordinary things.

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
Grace Solfest- gsolfest@ordway.org

The Twin Cities Tap Festival brings together national tap artists, local tap professionals, and students of all ages to share and learn about the rhythm, music, and the ever-changing art of tap dance. In addition to offering classes and workshops in tap and percussive dance, the three public performances highlight the cultural and artistic significance of tap. These performances present diverse and dynamic tap and percussive dancers connecting the Minnesota tap community with national tap artists. This is tap like you've not seen before! The Twin Cities Tap Festival is presented by the Cowles Center.

When: October 20 - 22 at 8:00pm
Tickets: $15 - $30 at 612.206.3600 or thecowlescenter.org

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue
Christopher Montiel- cmontiel@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3600


with live orchestra

A mysterious foreigner, a beautiful young woman, and a treacherous journey to a secluded castle in the Transylvanian hills await in Mark Godden’s haunting adaptation of Bram Stoker’s quintessential Gothic tale, Dracula. Accompanied by the appropriately mysterious and foreboding music of Gustav Mahler, played by a live orchestra, this Dracula is the balletic spectacle that dance lovers expect from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Godden's spine-tingling choreography along with sets, costumes, and thrilling, pull-all-the-stops-out theatrical effects make this full-length fantasy a Halloween treat you cannot miss.

Thursday, October 20, 6:15 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public
Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation about the company and the evening’s program.

Northrop, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Marika Kelly- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345


The The Hook and Ladder premieres Patrick Scully’s Leaves of Grass – Illuminated in Minneapolis.
Summoning the spirit of Walt Whitman, Scully reveals Walt's many sides: from furtive — changing genders to “straighten things up”, to fierce — defying the censors and getting banned in Boston.

The eighteen dancers are back-this time via video projection mapping:
Leaves of Grass – Illuminated reflects Whitman’s utopian dreams and his 19th century tribulations. On stage, this world includes video images of eighteen men dancing together, ranging from tender and sensual to boisterous. Stripping down entirely to bathe in the opening scene, these men embody the range of Walt's utopian vision for male/male relations.

"Both Whitman and Scully are major figures; they contain multitudes." VillageVoice
"Scully was born to play Whitman." Lavender
“Scully is the perfect caretaker for Whitman." Star Tribune

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, October 20-22 - 8:00pm

Hook and Ladder Theater/Lounge 3010 Minnehaha Ave S Mpls 55406
Patrick Scully- patrick@patrickscully.org, (612) 205-1512

Don't miss the first Vital Matters dance festival at the Southern Theater.

TEN workshops, FOUR evenings of performance, TWO parties, and ONE evening of artist conversations.

BodyCartography presents Vital Matters, a new festival of dance and performance for Minneapolis. Vital Matters will highlight contemporary makers in our community recognizing new aesthetic, somatic and performative practices. New works by Anna Marie Shogren, Dolo McComb, Otto Ramstad, Olive Bieringa, Justin Jones, Pramila Vasudevan, Sam Johnson, Vie Boheme, Katelyn Skelley, HIJACK, Young Dance and other special guests. Workshops for all bodies and all levels of experience will be lead by Katie Burgess, Emily Gastineau, Dustin Haug, and other festival artists.

Tickets: https://southern.ticketworks.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=53
Festival Passes: http://bodycartography.org/portfolio/vital-matters-workshop-and-festival...

Southern Theater
Olive Bieringa- olive@bodycartography.org, (917) 463-9300

Thursday, October 20 - Saturday, October 22 at 8:00PM


$25 ($5 Skewed Visions members)
+ PWYC at the door every night

Created by Charles Campbell in collaboration with Annie Enneking, Megan Mayer, and Billy Mullaney, LOSING KANTOR plays with the legacy of radical images in Kantor's work through the structuring of absence of Manet's painting. A movement-inspired performance drawing choreographically from Kantor’s work and Manet’s painting.

I believe in you. My belief is like a giant yellow napkin, gently used, held loosely in your lap. Lift it to your face to wipe off the last of that hot chocolate, and let the sweet, warm smell of my belief float you away to a place where all is well.

But be warned: you will need to make choices.

"And it’s, strangely, not the least bit weird or taxing. It’s actually quite refreshing and reinvigorating." - Matthew Everett

Fresh Oysters Performance Research | 512 E 24th St, Minneapolis
Charles Campbell- charles@skewedvisions.org

Rosy Simas Danse and Intermedia Arts present the WORLD PREMIERE of
Dance | Visual Arts Exhibit | Film | Web Media Project

In celebration of Indigenous People's Day, Minneapolis-based choreographer Rosy Simas (Seneca) will share her new project Skin(s) in the Twin Cities over the month of October.

Skin(s) is a dance work, a visual art exhibit, a film, and a web media project

Skin(s) shares the beauty and diversity of how Native people identify and examines the contradictions, pride, joy, pain, and sorrow that arise out of our many dimensions of identity.

The Skin(s) dance explores what we hold, reveal, and perceive through our skin. Joining Simas for the performance work Skin(s) is French composer François Richomme, poet Heid E. Erdrich, lighting designer Valerie Oliveiro, and performers Holo Lue Choy, Sharon Picasso, Lela Pierce and Taja Will.

Tickets and more info: http://intermediaarts.org/catalyst-series-skins

Intermedia Arts
Jessie Roelofs- Jessie@IntermediaArts.org, (612) 874-2812

Experience the diverse and creative force of compelling women choreographers, each with their own storied MDT history.

Set to the music of Dvorak and known for its line, fluidity and utter fearlessness, MDT reprises founder Loyce Houlton’s beloved masterwork "Wingborne" in honor of its 45th anniversary. Wynn Fricke returns with her unique prowess, premiering "Cold Air," a work inspired by and set to live piano by composer Peter O’Gorman. Expanding her choreographic voice, MDT company member Helen Hatch forges new ground in a dynamic series of vignettes each with their own unique movement. Highlighting the company’s classical side, MDT Artistic Director Lise Houlton premieres "Dispatches," set to the music of Mozart.

A complimentary opening night reception with dancers will take place immediately following the October 21 performance.

Tickets: 612-333-7977 or https://www.showclix.com/event/mn-dance-theatre-fierce-feminine

Use discount code FF20 for 20% off!

The Lab Theater | 700 N 1st Street | Minneapolis, MN 55401
Justin Leaf- info@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

A fascinating look at mortality itself and the consuming stories that we create about ourselves, our place in the world, our work, and our legacies, as seen through the lens of an obscure woman scientist. Determinedly documenting her life's work, she discovers she's no longer in control of what’s being catalogued when the archive takes on a life of its own.

Written by Rachel Jendrzejewski, conceived and developed in collaboration with Red Eye Theater.

Directed by Steve Busa, Choreography by Dolo McComb.

Megan Burns, Kimberly Lesik,
Dolo McComb, Miriam Must,
Sarah Parker, Jen Scott

Liz Josheff, Skyler Nowinski,
Søren Olsen, Beth Ann Powers

Friday, October 21, 8PM, $20 ($8)
Saturday, October 22, 8PM, $20 ($8)
Monday, October 24, 7PM, pay-what-you-can
Thursday, October 27, 8PM, $10 ($8), post-show talkback
Friday, October 28, 8PM, $20 ($8)
Saturday, October 29, 8PM, $20 ($8)
Sunday, October 30, 7PM, $15 ($8)

Red Eye Theater, 15 W 14th St, Mpls, MN
Jeffrey Wells- boxoffice@redeyetheater.org, (612) 870-0309

Dance will be part of the 10:30 AM worship service (Prelude begins at 10:20 AM) on Sunday, October 23 at Plymouth Congregational Church. A reprise of the anthem “Heart, Not So Heavy As Mine” will be heard and seen with music for full choir and organ composed by Janika Vandervelde and choreography for five dancers by Elsie Myers Martin. The text is a poem by Emily Dickinson. Dancers are Torre Edahl, Missa Kes, Alys Ayumi Ogura, Cana Potter and Crissy Tolson.

Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

Continental Ballet Company is enjoying their fall tour with the classical ballet Cinderella. The event in Brainerd was received so well they added a second performance. This coming weekend in Dawson will bring Cinderella to the Memorial Auditorium. Kate Behrendt and Benjamin Olson dance the lead roles in this ballet as Cinderella and her Prince. The stepfamily is performed by John Agurkis, Siri Ann Drontle and Daniel McDermott.

Memorial Auditorium, Dawson MN
genevieve Spooner- gspooner@continentalballet.com, (952) 563-8561

Cowles Visiting Scholar
Marta Saviglianao

Neoliberal Tangos (on race shifting and sex laundering)

Public Talk
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
4:30 pm
Barbara Barker Center for Dance
Studio 100

Marta Elena Savigliano is a feminist political theorist and anthropologist, a librettist, and occasionally a performer interested in politics of culture, multi-art and international collaboration, and performance in neoliberal globalism. She is the author of Tango and the Political Economy of Passion (Westview, 1995), and Angora Matta: Fatal Acts of North South Translation (Wesleyan U.P., 2003), including a tango opera.

Barbara Barker Center for Dance - Studio 100
Nora Jenneman- jenne011@umn.edu

8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-16

Lindsey Forsythe and Robert Haarman
Jennifer Mack
Chris Schlichting

Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater

9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis
Laurie Van Wieren- LaurieVanWieren@gmail.com

Come enjoy a full flamenco tablao style experience with live music from two guitarists, singing, and dancing by Kristina de Sacramento and the Anda Flamenco Company at Conga Latin Bistro. Two full shows at 7 and 8 pm on the last Thursday of every month.

Full bar and menu. No cover charge. Every month a different show.

Conga Latin Bistro | 501 E. Hennepin Ave. | Minneapolis, MN
Elaine Weinkam- edubyou@yahoo.com

Erin Sheppard Presents Book of Shadows as part of the Twin Cities Horror Festival

Spells will be cast through dance and spoken word. Sometimes magic is the only way to get what you want. Some call it witchcraft...

For tickets, passes and more info: http://www.tchorrorfestival.com/book-of-shadows.html

Friday, October 28 at 7pm
Saturday, October 29 at 5:30pm
Sunday, October 30 at 1pm
Monday, October 31 at 10pm
Sunday, November 6 at 7pm

Choreographed by Erin Sheppard, Jessica Chad, and Regan K. Saunders
Written by Taj Ruler

Featuring the talents of: Jessica Chad, Coralee Kiivo, Derek Meyer, Rhett Romsaas, Taj Ruler, Caroline Sable, Regan K. Saunders, Erin Sheppard, and Sombath Tran.

Due to adult language and theatrical violence this show is recommended for audiences over the age of 13.

Southern Theater, 1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Ballet Minnesota, a professional classical ballet company, presents its fall concert, A Tribute to Veterans: There Are No Words, on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at 3:30 and 7:00 p.m. at the St. Paul Student Center on the University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus, 2017 Buford Ave.

A Tribute to Veterans: There Are No Words, a heartfelt tribute to all who have served, is free to the public in an effort to expose new audiences to the world of dance and to thank Ballet Minnesota’s loyal patrons.

Ballet Minnesota’s company dancers will portray the veteran’s experiences through contemporary and classical movements set to a collection of American-themed music.

Ballet Minnesota will be collecting donations and giving 20 percent of the funds collected to the Veterans Affairs Hospital of Minneapolis.

St. Paul Student Center, 2017 Buford Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108
Susan Ritt- susan@cwcommunications.info, (651) 335-1834

Step Afrika!, the first professional company dedicated to the art of stepping, will bring to the stage their new production, The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence, which is a celebration of African-American artist Jacob Lawrence and his series of paintings, “The Migration of the Negro.” The work focuses on the Great Migration from the South to the North in the 1920s, which radically changed the lives of African-Americans. Step Afrika! brings Lawrence’s iconic paintings to life through the medium of African-American stepping, South African gumboot and traditional West African dance, vocals, drumming and audience participation.

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
Grace Solfest- gsolfest@ordway.org

Come kick off the 2016 - 2017 Twin Cities Ballet season and celebrate Halloween with the special event performance "Art in Motion: A Thriller of an Event!"

The performance will feature a variety of dances inspired by Frankenstein, ghouls, and Halloween characters that culminates in a thrilling zombie dance! Audience members of all ages, children and adults, are encouraged come dressed up in their favorite Halloween costume, and have a thrilling good time!

Following the performance will be a reception of spooktacular treats and refreshments, during which we will announce the winner of the “Most Creative Costume!”

Save the dates for Twin Cities Ballet exciting upcoming performances: A Minnesota Nutcracker December 9-11 at the Ames Center, Classical Connections March 10-11 at The Cowles Center, and Coppelia Nouveau May 12-14 at the Ames Center.

Photo by Alice Gebura

Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

Students from MDT’s Performing Arts Division (PAD) take the stage at 5pm at The Lab Theater to share their progress and learnings throughout the first quarter of the year. An important component to MDT’s curriculum is enhancing its dancers' training with performance opportunities, both formal and informal. Proceeds from this Up Close & Personal showing will benefit phase one of MDT’s annual CAN Dance education and outreach initiative in which the company, guests artists, and students of the school will present a special performance of Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy for second and third grade school children from Minneapolis Public Schools this coming December.

*Those who purchase tickets to MDT’s Fall Season, Fierce & Feminine, are eligible for one (1) complimentary ticket to the PAD Up Close & Personal for each fall ticket purchased. Vouchers will be distributed at the fall performances.

The Lab Theater | 700 N 1st Street | Minneapolis, MN 55401
Justin Leaf- info@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Best Buy Theater

Explore the work of critically-acclaimed choreographer Aszure Barton through film and in rare interviews with the artist herself and her collaborators such as Mikhail Baryshnikov and Jonathan Alsberry. Get a glimpse into Barton's creative process as she works with student and professional dancers alike in selections filmed at The Juilliard School, and with internationally renowned dance companies such as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Northrop, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Marika Kelly- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Israeli choreographers Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar have been selected as the 2016 McKnight International Choreographers. This year the McKnight Artist Fellowship program co-hosts the residency with James Sewell Ballet.

Calendar of Events:

Rimon Artist Salon
(Discussion with Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar)
Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00pm
JSB TEKBOX, Cowles Center
Tickets: $12

JSB Performances of Killer Pig
Friday, November 4 at 8:00pm (Post-show Reception in Lobby)
Saturday, November 5 at 8:00pm (Post-show Discussion with the Artists)
Sunday, November 6 at 2:00pm
O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine’s University
Tickets: $30

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue
Mary Ellen Childs- mckfell@thecowlescenter.org

In anticipation of the TU Dance Fall Concert at the O'Shaughnessy, November 18-20, please join Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands at TU Dance Center for an informal in-studio showcase on Thursday, November 3, from 5:30-6:30pm. The showcase will feature excerpts from the fall concert program, which includes two world premieres by Francesca Harper and Uri Sands.

Doors open at 5:00pm. Showcase begins at 5:30pm

For more information and for parking details visit www.tudance.org

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN 55114
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- info@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Friday - Sunday, November 4 - 6, 2016
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2:00 pm

Tickets: Adults $25, Seniors/Students $22, 12 years or younger $10
Tickets available online at https://ethnicdancetheatre.networkforgood.com/events/874-grasslands
Tickets also available at Pearson Box Office one hour prior to each show.

Whether known as steppes, prairies, savannas, or pampas, the grasslands of the world cover 25% of the earth’s surface. They are present wherever rainfall is insufficient to produce a forest but enough to prevent the formation of a desert.

In its Fall concert series, Grasslands, Ethnic Dance Theatre takes audiences on a journey through the temperate grasslands of Croatia, Argentina, Poland, Romania, Ireland, Ukraine, Russia, Mexico, Mongolia, and Bulgaria.

E.M. Pearson Theatre 312 Hamline Ave N, St Paul, MN 55104
Eva Kish- evakish@ethnicdancetheatre.com, (651) 341-5312

Progressions – Threads Dance Project’s 5th Year Anniversary Season

Join Threads Dance Project as they celebrate their fifth year of creating works that examine, expose and celebrate the threads that connect us. Progressions will share the continuous body of work they have been fortunate enough to share with audiences since their beginnings in 2011. Seminal works such as "Childless Mother," "Dust-to-Dust" and others will be re-staged, expanded, and re-imagined to take the audience on an unforgettable journey of movement, sight and sound.

• When: Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 at 7:30pm
• Venue: The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts
• Box Office: 612-206-3600 or ONLINE: bit.ly/progressions5
• Tickets Prices (fees included): Adult - $29, Student/Senior - $24. Groups of 10+ receive 20% discount off ticket price.

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave | Minneapolis, MN
Michala Martinez- mgr@threadsdance.org, (414) 534-2305

Premiering as a work-in-progress at the Cowles Center for Dance & Performing Arts in Minneapolis in June 2015, the completed flamenco dance work LOS CAPRICHOS will make its full-length debut at Bedlam Theatre in Lowertown on November 4 - 6, 2016.

Inspired by Spanish artist Francisco Goya and his satirical prints, including The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters. The StarTribune has called the piece an "image-heavy dance - with rhythmic flamenco punctuated by moments of stillness and creeping, sinister movements." In other words, a performance that evokes the mysteries of Halloween and the drama of the election season that the first weekend in November will bring.

Friday, November 4 - 8pm
Saturday, November 5 - 8pm
Sunday, November 6 - 6pm

Tickets: $25 GA, $20 students/seniors
Available now at www.zorongo.org!

Bedlam Lowertown - 213 4th St E, St Paul, MN 55101
Lorene Bruns- zorongoflamenco@gmail.com, (612) 234-1653

The annual Indian festival of Navarathri is a time when families welcome neighbors into their homes for a celebration rooted in the sharing of art. This year, we invite you, your friends and your family to join us at our home - the Ragamala studios in Uptown Minneapolis. Together with several other artists and businesses of The Calhoun Arts Building, we are creating a building-wide celebration of art-sharing.

Enjoy open-studio rehearsals, kolu* display, performances, demonstrations, food tastings, and more at this free event.

* Kolu is a vibrant display of figurines that is at the center of Navarathri celebrations, specific to homes in South India.


Ode to Navarathri is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the RBC Foundation - USA.

Calhoun Building | 711 West Lake St.
Erik Madsen-Bond- erik@ragamaladance.org, (612) 824-1968

AN EVENING IN PARIS with COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company

Saturday, November 5, 2016

A-Mill Artist Lofts
315 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414

6:00 p.m. VIP Cocktail Hour
6:30 p.m. General Admission
8:00 p.m. Performance

The evening will feature silent and live auction, complimentary wine and beer, appetizers and a performance from COLLIDE Theatrical Dance Company featuring a sneak preview of Le Petit Moulin. COLLIDE is a 501c3 non-profit theatrical dance company. All proceeds from this event will support the employment of professional dancers, actors, artists and musicians.

Get your tickets now at www.collidetheatrical.org! Contact alannah@collidetheatrical.org with questions.

A-Mill Artist Lofts, 315 SE Main Street, Minneapolis MN 55414

It is coming...

M-SHE Productions will be bringing back their high intensity and in your face dance performance of La Malédiction.

All ages are asked to join the adventure and see how corrupt carnival workers pay for their sins once the lights shut down each night. There will be contemporary, jazz, lyrical, and modern choreography to electrifying live music.

This performance will also include the debut of M-SHE Productions lyric music video for "Kings and Queens" by the band 30 Seconds to Mars.

Tickets are $10 and available at: http://www.dreamlandarts.com/shows/detail.php?eventId=284

Dreamland Arts 677 Hamline Ave. N. St. Paul, MN 55104
Maggie Culp- msheproductions@yahoo.com, (651) 815-5744

The History of ROOTED Dance

Hosted by Maia Maiden. With Ololade Gbadamosi-Alashe, Destiny Anderson, Averie Mitchell-Brown, Melvina Cha, Raphael Dow, Aaliyah Elfstrom, Joelle Fernandez, Jaylen Franklin, Tamiko French, Jervonne Gibson, Rachel Harris, Mary Hayes, Alexes Heflin, Julian Hines, Shakhila Islam, Iman Siferllah-Griffin, Khadijah Siferllah Griffin, Zhane Jackson, Joseph James, Herbert Johnson III, Mia Johnson, Lydia Jones, Robert King, Kaus Lis, Meng Lor, Storm McKee, Alan Mure, Adam Myhand, Cecil Neal, Jason Noer, Luis Nufio, Kylie Redding, Jake Riley, Bella Roberts, Corina Seuasoukseng, Mimi Solis, David Stalter Jr, Vasthy Vastos, Tracy Yang, and Ashley Yangtao.

Curated by Maia Maiden, ROOTED is the first and only choreographers’ evening focused on Hip Hop dance and its roots: African, Latin, Tap, Step, Breaking, Popping, Locking, Toprock, Waacking, House, Old School, and New School.

FREE and open to the public

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue

Alternative Motion Project returns to The Southern Theater to present the ViewPoint of five exciting and diverse choreographic visions. What do they have in common? The dynamic AMP company members moving BIG as they thrill, inspire, and amaze with a physicality that doesn’t quit.

Nic LIncoln
Blake Nellis
Darrius Strong

'Heart's Center' - Kristin Howe
'#binge' - Joanna Lees

Audience Advisory: one piece includes some limited adult language.

Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:30pm
*(Post-show mingle with the company)
Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:30pm
*(Post-show Q+A discussion)
Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 2pm
Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 2pm

$24 General Admission
$18 Student with ID
FREE ARTShare Members
To purchase, visit www.southerntheater.org.

Photo by V. Paul Virtucio.

The Southern Theater 1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis 55454, MN
Kristin Howe- alternativemotionproject@gmail.com, (952) 843-3408

Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES is pleased to present ANTHEM at The Fitzgerald Theater on November 11 to celebrate the finale of the company’s 20th Anniversary Season.

The title work of the show, "ANTHEM," takes its inspiration from Mathew’s love of music and his youthful memories of moving hugely through space. “Musique grande vitesse” by composer Michael Nyman is the catalyst for making this work. To him, "ANTHEM" is the joy of moving and being moved by music. Janczewski said, “It is my anthem to dance.”

The program also features the premiere of "Duet at Home," a work that reunites Janczewski with Amy Behm Thomson, his long time muse who moved to Virginia in 2012. Their connection is visceral, urgent, and tender.

YOU can help the premiere "Duet at Home" at Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1040905273/duet

Mathew Janczewski’s
Friday, November 11
The Fitzgerald Theater

The Fitzgerald Theater | 10 E. Exchange Street | St. Paul, MN 55101
Mathew Janczewski- arenadances@gmail.com, (612) 804-0238

The singular Zenon Dance Company, a modern and jazz dance institution based in Minneapolis, is thrilled to announce its 34th Fall Season at The Cowles Center for Dance and The Performing Arts, November 11-20, 2016, with world premieres by must-see New York choreographers Greg Dolbashian and Kendra Portier. Zenon is also premiering “Song Awakened”, an elegant and beautiful work inspired by Danny Buraczeski’s first trip to Cuba in 2001. This fall season is an exciting mosaic of physical intensity and emotional resonance.

Zenon Dance Company’s 34th Fall Season
When: Fridays and Saturdays, November 11-12, 18-19—8 p.m. Sunday, November 20—2 p.m.
Where: The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Avenue

Danielle Robinson-Prater- danielle@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101


Mikhail Baryshnikov called her “one of the most innovative choreographers of this generation…” and commissions from American Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago—to name just a few—certainly make her one of the busiest! Aszure Barton & Artists make their Northrop debut with Awáa, a work overflowing "with emotion and rhythmic heart,” (Washington Post) manifesting the sensuality, humor, and “whole-body expression” that have become Barton’s trademarks. Not only a dance, but a full-on production, Awáa combines video projections inspired by a vivid underwater dream with an original score of soaring strings and soulful tribal drumming. The end result is a hauntingly beautiful meditation on the life-giving forces in humanity and nature.

Saturday, November 12, 6:15 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public
Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation.

Northrop, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Marika Kelly- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Come celebrate Give to the Max Day this year with Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota!

Twin Cities Ballet is having a fun-filled day of special events open to the public; and Ballet Royale Minnesota, the official school of Twin Cities Ballet, is donating studio space and providing free classes for Give to the Max Day!

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota Give to the Max Day events are all FREE and will include:
Twin Cities Ballet open company rehearsal
Creative dance class
Adult ballet class
Give to the Max reception with refreshments provided

TCB staff will be on site throughout the day to answer any questions you may have about Twin Cities Ballet, talk about TCB's innovative season, and help visitors make online donations.

But Give to the Max doesn’t stop there:
Don't forget to donate on November 17 by clicking https://givemn.org/organization/Twincitiesballet to support TCB!

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Temporary Action Theory

New work by Laurie Van Wieren at the Southern Theater

November 22
7PM and 9:30PM

Created, choreographed and performed by Laurie Van Wieren
With Collaborators:
Heidi Eckwall- Lighting design
Katelyn Farstad- Visual and Music design

Tickets: $15

Southern Theater | 1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis
Laurie Van Wieren- LaurieVanWieren@gmail.com

Back by popular demand, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is an innovative mash-up that blends Tchaikovsky’s classic score with explosive hip hop choreography to bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life in contemporary New York City. This all-ages show features a dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ, electric violinist and hip hop icon Kurtis Blow as guest emcee.

The Ordway lobbies will come alive before the show and during intermission with a hip hop dance party that invites everyone to show off their best moves.

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
Grace Solfest- gsolfest@ordway.org

The "Mini-Nutcracker" is a delightful abbreviated version of Ballet Royale of Minnesota and the Twin Cities Ballet’s classic, A Minnesota Nutcracker, designed to introduce children to the magic of this family favorite. This beloved holiday tradition with soaring music by Tchaikovsky promises to hold the attention of even the youngest theatergoer!

This version is less than an hour - a perfect holiday mini-treat for the whole family!

Event Information:
WHEN: November 29, 2016
TIME: 11 a.m.
WHERE: Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044

Purchase tickets online at http://bit.ly/2ckMfWR, or by calling 952-985-4640


The most delightful holiday event of the year returns for a third holiday season. Based on the original story, “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” by ETA Hoffman, St. Paul Ballet has re-imagined the star of this story as Clara. Zoé Emilie Henrot’s Clara’s Dream is fun for all ages; the 90-minute length is a perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical dance with Tchiakovsky’s amazing and familiar score.

Last year the ballet unveiled breathtaking new scenery for the growing tree and the Land of the Sweets designed by Anne Henly along with shimmering new costumes for the Land of Snows by Christina Onusko. This is the second year of a three-year plan to enhance the production funded by a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, and audiences will see new scenery and props for the opening party scene.

Tickets are on sale now. Come enjoy a holiday audience favorite perfect for the whole family!

The O'Shaughnessy (2004 Randolph Ave | St Paul, MN 55105)
Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org

Don't miss out - tickets for the beloved holiday classic with a Minnesota twist are now on sale!

Twin Cities Ballet’s original A Minnesota Nutcracker is a cherished holiday tradition for thousands, and one of the most-attended holiday dance events in the Twin Cities. While retaining all the magic and familiar traditions loved by so many, A Minnesota Nutcracker adds local flare with Minnesota settings and custom designed Minnesota-centric backdrops.

Accompanied by the iconic Tchaikovsky music, Clara, Drosselmeyer, and guests dance and dream from historic Rice Park and Summit Avenue in St. Paul, to the snowy banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, to the magnificent palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

A Minnesota Nutcracker promises delightful entertainment for the whole family, from ballet novices to loyal patrons alike.

Tickets available in person at the Ames Center Box Office or online at http://bit.ly/1YDCWna

Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337


This year our Take Back the Tutu lecture series will focus on how to best fuel dancers physically and mentally. ALL SPB staff, parents, students and community members are welcome to attend.

Upcoming lectures will focus on the following subjects:

October 17-22, Food as Fuel – better understand what kind of food will fuel your dancing body and create mindful fueling practices.

December 5-10 Mental Fuel and Health – learn how to create healthy habits to be mentally ready to dance!
*Parent Lecture, Mentally and Emotionally Supporting your Dancer – Tuesday, December 5, 2016 from 7:00pm-8:00pm

Photo by Caroline Yang

St. Paul Ballet (655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN)
Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org

TU Dance Center offers three six-week adult workshops this fall with Thern Anderson, Tina Anderson Wallum, and Kathy Mohn. Registration for the second 6-week workshop session is now open! The second session runs from October 19-December 4 (no classes November 21-27).

Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum
Sundays 1:00pm-2:30pm

Adult Beginning Modern 1 with Thern Anderson
Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm

Adult Beginning Modern 2 with Kathy Mohn
Sundays 1:00pm-2:30pm

Tina's ballet class emphasizes alignment, placement and somatic awareness.The class consists of barre and center work that focuses on balance, classical line, connecting steps, and simple turns and jumps.

Thern's modern class teaches body and spatial awareness, rhythm and phrasing, ensemble dancing and injury prevention.

Kathy's modern class refreshes basic modern dance concepts and movement vocabulary, allowing students to experience better health, flexibility, balance, and increased strength.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Hubbard Broadcasting Rehearsal Studio

This master class will host ballet technique for advanced and professional students with André Lewis, RWB's artistic director. There will be a live accompanist on the piano.

Northrop, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Marika Kelly- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Join The Actors Fund for a presentation and community discussion on programs and resources for dancers through two new programs, The Dancers’ Resource and Career Transition For Dancers. Topics will include career development and management, health and wellness, and financial assistance and scholarships.

Date: Thursday, October 20, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: The Cowles Center, Studio 2B, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN
Presenter: Barbara Davis, COO, The Actors Fund
Tuition: Free. Co-sponsored by Springboard for the Arts, The Cowles Center for Dance, and The Actors Fund.

The Cowles Center, Studio 2B, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN
Andy Sturdevant- andy@springboardforthearts.org, (651) 292-4381

Master Class Series
October 22 and 29 10:00am - 11:30am

Improvisation-based classes with constant flow that will prepare dancers both on a physical and sensational level. Everything happens without stopping and everyone can take part. The final class on October 29 will be on Sharon Eyal’s repertoire and her own body language.

Registration recommended. Class size is limited. To sign up, call 612.206.3635 or email education@thecowlescenter.org

Israeli choreographers Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar are the 2016 McKnight International Resident Choreographers, a program that provides a Minnesota residency for an international choreographer each year to work with Twin Cities dance artists. This year the McKnight Fellowship program co-hosts the residency with James Sewell Ballet. For more information about the residency activities visit our website.

October 22 - Berit Ahlgren, Gaga instructor
October 29 - Sharon Eyal

Classes are $5

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue
Mary Ellen Childs- mckfell@thecowlescenter.org

crash.dance.productions is a professional, contemporary dance company located in the Twin Cities. Company members work together to choreograph/train while sharing their passion for dance with the local community. Now in its tenth season, CDP upholds the vision of its founding members: the creation and performance of dance should be a shared experience between artists and viewers alike. CDP is hosting Sunday night open class for youth and adult dancers. The company seeks to share their enthusiasm for creation, collaboration, and the art of movement with other local dancers.

4:00 - 5:30 pm: Open Company Class- Advanced/Professional level ($10)

Cash, check, or card at the door, or pre-purchase a class pass at: https://laura-sukowatey-5yh2.squarespace.com/buy-classes

Straightline Dance Fitness: 34 13th Ave NE Suite 104, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Collide Theatrical Dance Company is holding a beginning/intermediate adult jazz class! Only one more Monday night left - October 24 - 7:00-8:30pm at The Cowles Center. No registration necessary, $15 drop-in rate. Class is taught by Collide Artistic Director Regina Peluso. Contact alannah@collidetheatrical.org with questions.

The Cowles Center

Join TU Dance company members for an open advanced ballet class with Sarah Lozoff on Monday, October 24, 9:30-11am. No online registration required. Cost: $14 (or class card).

Sarah Lozoff is a second generation choreographer, dancer, and ballet teacher. A Miami native, Sarah trained at the Miami Conservatory (now known as the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet) under the direction of Ballet Russe soloist Thomas Armour. She graduated from nationally renowned performing arts high school New World School of the Arts. As a founding member of Ballet Rosario Suarez, Sarah performed both soloist and principal roles in a full classical ballet repertoire. Sarah developed the current pre-ballet syllabus for the Thomas Armour Youth Ballet, and has taught all levels of ballet for two decades in Miami, Los Angeles, and now Ashland, Oregon. She is beginning her fifth consecutive season as a movement director and choreographer for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

TU Dance Center offers a 6-week Inversion Modern Dance workshop with Jennifer Ilse on Tuesdays from 8-9:30pm, October 25- December 6 (no classes November 21-27).

This workshop is for intermediate and advanced dancers with some experience in inversions, such as gymnastics, breakdancing, or yoga, or for those who get excited when there are handstands and cartwheels in modern dance classes!

Jennifer's inversion dance is an ever-growing vocabulary that is fluid and strong, soft and powerful, while working the body with economy of movement. Drawing from modern dance and movement vocabularies in capoeira, yoga, gymnastics, Hawkins, and contemporary approaches to movement, build your movement possibilities with the full body in contact with the floor and walls.

Online pre-registration required for the full session; $85 for the full 6-week session; $15 for a single class (exact cash or check only at TU Dance Center).

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

For our next project (Southern Theater, March 2017) Live Action Set explores the interactive dance: dance which invites an audience member(s), alongside trained performers, to become a co-creator and protagonist of an improvised dance. We seek to empower audience members through their own potential to embody and express in an arena which gives voice to the things that cannot be expressed with words.

We’ve begun on-our-feet research in this form, and we want to continue to explore techniques with you! Join us! Selected participants may be invited to be a part of the March project.
LAS-led portion is free of charge.

Led by Joanna Harmon and Eve Schulte with assistance from Noah Bremer.

Thursday, October 27 6:30pm-9:30pm at The Cowles Center
Friday, October 28 6pm-9pm at The Cowles Center
Saturday, October 29 10am-1pm at The Cowles Center 10-11:30 (for Gaga class with Sharon Eyal, $5) AND Ivy Arts Building 12-1pm (transportation provided)

RSVP by October 26: joanna@liveactionset.org


Move BIG with and alongside Alternative Motion Project's company members in a physical, fun and energetic modern dance class! Taught by Co-Artistic Directors, Kristin Howe + Joanna Lees, this class will start with a centering warm-up, finding a nuanced connection throughout the entire body and growing in size, rigor and specificity through movement vocabulary from AMP's repertory. Explore ways to push the boundaries of the body's movement potential and connect with the rich dance community the Twin Cities has to offer!

For intermediate/advanced dancers.

Wednesday, November 2
Friday, November 4
Wednesday, December 14
Friday, December 16

Studio 5B at The Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave, Fifth Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55403

$15 per single class
$26 for two classes
$48 for all four classes

Cash, check and credit card accepted.

Kristin Howe- alternativemotionproject@gmail.com, (952) 843-3408

Galen David offers 6 weeks of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® Lessons
Mondays at 5 PM – November 7, 14, 21, and 28; December 5, and 12.
Fresh Oysters Performance Research
512 E 24th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404
$75/all sessions, $15/drop-in

Registration and questions – eben.kowler@gmail.com
Space in the studio is limited, if you are sure you want to attend let us know in advance.

Group lessons in the Feldenkrais method are called Awareness Through Movement (ATM). In these lessons students are led through structured movement explorations that involve thinking, sensing, moving, and imagining — all in service of disrupting habitual patterns of organization and movement.

Galen David is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner(CM) and has been studying the Feldenkrais Method since 2007. He graduated in November 2015 from the Movement Educators Santa Fe 5 Feldenkrais® Professional Training Program under Educational Director Diana Razumny.


Facilitated by certified teachers of Body-Mind Centering® Otto Ramstad and Olive Bieringa

120-hour intensive

Minneapolis Module 1: December 5-16, 2016.
Monday to Friday 10am-5pm

Olive and Otto will lead an embodied practice in movement expression and creation using the somatic approach of Body-Mind Centering®. BMC® utilizes experiential study through application of anatomical, physiological, and developmental principles in hands-on practice, movement, and sound explorations. This module focuses on organs, bones, diaphragms and the vocal mechanism. Participants will refine their creative process and performance work through self-study and group exploration. This training will enable participants to experience—in the present—how an understanding of their evolutionary past directly influences their life and their art.

Tapestry Folk Dance Center
Olive Bieringa- olivebier@gmail.com

Register for Mahler Klein Workshop! Barbara Mahler will teach a three day Mahler Klein technique workshop.

Workshop Dates:
Friday, December 9, 5-7pm
Saturday, December 10, 10:30am-3:30pm
Sunday, December 11, 11am-1:30pm

To register please email your name and contact info to reserve a place.

Early Bird (before November 1): $120.00-150.00
Other Birds (after November 1): $175.00-200.00
Drop-in days available

Mail a check to:
Jennifer Arave
1209 Tyler Street NE Suite 170,
Mpls, MN 55413


Pay Pal: Go to PayPal, click send and request (across the top menu bar), click pay or send money, then click send money to family or friends. Enter: Aravejl@yahoo.com, enter: amount; enter or choose bank account you would like to withdrawal from, press send.

*Note- If there are funds after workshop costs are covered, we will refund a portion to the participants. (No specific amount guaranteed)
**Thank you Cowles Center for the donation of the studio!

Cowles Center, Target Studio, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Jennifer Arave- aravejl@yahoo.com, (612) 432-1512


St. Paul Ballet is looking for one male dancer for upcoming spring show.

Dancer should be a strong, ballet-trained professional with classical partnering skills.

Must be available for rehearsals between December 16-22 and also available to rehearse three times per week between January and the first week of March.

Performances are the last weekend of February and first weekend in March.

Interested applicants should send their resume to Zoe Henrot (zhenrot@spballet.org) and may be asked to audition in person during St. Paul Ballet company class.

St. Paul Ballet (655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN)

Dancer wanted for a seven-week project focused on developing new work. Strong grounding in modern technique and somatics experience requested. Three paid rehearsals per week. Must be available Thursday and Friday mornings, and Sunday evenings.

Audition by joining a rehearsal.

For more information contact:
Bernadette Knaeble: knaeble@iphouse.com 612.872.2967

Bernadette Knaeble- knaeble@iphouse.com

crash.dance.productions is a professional, contemporary dance company located in the Twin Cities. Company members work together to choreograph/train while sharing their passion for dance with the local community. Now in its eleventh season, CDP upholds the vision of its founding members: the creation and performance of dance should be a shared experience between artists and viewers alike. CDP is hosting an Open Call Audition for the company this Sunday, October 23.

4:00 - 5:30 pm: Open company class/open audition - advanced/professional level ($10)
5:30-6:30 pm: Open Audition Callbacks

If Auditioning- bring Headshot and Resume

Cash, check, or card at the door, or pre-purchase a class pass at: https://laura-sukowatey-5yh2.squarespace.com/buy-classes

Straightline Dance Fitness: 34 13th Ave NE Suite 104, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Ode to Navarathri: Bringing the Arts from Home to Community

The annual Indian festival of Navarathri is a time when families welcome neighbors into their homes for a celebration rooted in the sharing of art. This year, we invite you, your friends and your family to join us at our home - the Ragamala studios in Uptown Minneapolis. Together with several other artists and businesses of The Calhoun Arts Building, we are creating a building-wide
celebration of art-sharing.


You are invited to join Ragamala in this celebration of the intersection of art and community! This is open to all -- professionals and amateurs, youth and adults, celebrated artists and people who have never performed in public, performing any genre of music, dance, poetry, theater, or other performing art from around the world.

If you are interested in sharing a 3-5 minute piece, appropriate for all ages, please contact Erik Madsen-Bond at Erik@ragamala.net or 612-824-1968.

Calhoun Building | 711 West Lake St.
Erik Madsen-Bond- erik@ragamaladance.org, (612) 824-1968

We are seeking performance proposals from dancemakers investigating the edges of performance and improvisation for Future Interstates curated by Hijack and BodyCartography Project. Please be aware that this event now takes place every two months with the next show taking place on the third Tuesday in November. The deadline is rolling. Please email a short description and bio to hijackdance@hotmail.com and info@bodycartography.org.

Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | Education Studio
Olive Bieringa- info@bodycartography.org

Collide is looking for MEN to perform with us in our Holiday show with the MN Orchestra! Show dates run from December 8-11. $100/show with competitive rehearsal pay. Strong ballet and jazz technique required. Please contact alannah@collidetheatrical.org for more information or to set up an audition.

Collide Theatrical Dance Company


Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake next door to the police station. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information.
Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Located conveniently at the intersection of University Ave. and Fairview Ave. N., St. Paul Ballet offers spacious studio space for rent when available.

All studios include ballet barres, wall mounted mirrors, sound system and marley sprung flooring. Parking is free and light rail transit stop is three short blocks away.

For more information on hourly rate, availability and scheduling please contact Andrea Lane with the information below.

St. Paul Ballet (655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN)
Andrea Lane - ALane@spballet.org

TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925


Erin Thompson teaches fall modern dance classes at Zenon. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the floor in locomotion.

Advanced Modern
Thursdays 9:30am-11:00am, with live accompaniment

$14 per 90-minute class ($1 off for professionals) / $130 for a ten-class card

Zenon Dance School | 528 Hennepin Avenue | Cowles Center, 4th Floor
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

Continental Ballet Company offers daily ballet classes at the Bloomington Center for the Arts. Professional dancers' classes are Tuesday through Friday at 10:00 am and Saturdays at noon. Student classes are offered daily for anyone age 3 to 93. For class information contact Alicia at 952-563-8562 or cbcinfo@continentalballet.com.

Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road
genevieve Spooner- gspooner@continentalballet.com, (952) 563-8561

MDT’s Open Adult Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults (ages 16 and older) who wish to enjoy the physical and aesthetic benefits of dance. These classes provide opportunities for exercise, stretching, and toning of the body and an exploration of dance as an art form in a noncompetitive atmosphere.

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Current Session runs through November 22, 2016

Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, 6:45-8:15pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm

Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm

Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Saturday, 10:30am-Noon

Class Prices:
90-minute class $15
Barre only $10
30-minute pointe class $5
10-class card $110
5-class card $60
10-pointe class card $40

Minnesota Dance Theatre, 528 Hennepin Avenue, 6th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Fall session started October 10 and runs through December 18. You may still register and take classes!

The Cassandra School offers year-round belly dance classes for students ranging from two left feet, to Jawaahir company members continually honing their skills. All ages, levels, shapes, and sizes welcome. Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds core strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility. It's also a great emotional release because belly dance is fun and creative!

Classes are at these locations:
In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, next to the police station.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center.

Only $140 for ten weeks. Each class is 1½ hours. PLUS, we now have class cards that allow students to take unlimited classes in a calendar month...only $95 for beginner-level classes! A perfect way to try belly dancing and see if it’s right for you.

Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Ballet Royale Minnesota, official school and home of Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, offers a wide variety of programs, providing classes from toddlers taking their first steps in our groundbreaking Mommy & Me classes, teens stepping into a professional dance career, and adults revisiting or practicing their first plies, to professionals wanting to augment their training. Our unique offerings range from comprehensive training programs to customized plans and private coaching.

Ballet Royale offers:
- Pre-Ballet Creative Dance
- Mommy/Daddy & Me
- Youth, Adult and Teen Ballet
- Professional Trainee Division (day program, by audition only)
- FREE Boys Program (ages 5-17)
- Men's Ballet
- Ballet Royale at Ames Center

Registration is ongoing and accepted throughout the year! Tuition is pro-rated if you start mid-term.

Come live the dream with Ballet Royale today!

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Be active this year, join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE boy's program!

Unique in Minnesota, this innovative program is designed specifically for boys and taught by male teachers. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Classes include:
- Pre-Creative Dance
- Boys Creative Dance Adventures
- Ballet for Boys Levels
- Boys Class Cross-Training

Ballet Royale’s Ballet for Boys classes is for students 5 - 17, with or without prior dance experience.
Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance.

Class registration is ongoing, join today! Tuition is pro-rated if you start mid-term.

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Classes designed for students who wish to begin or continue dance training for health, recreation or self-enrichment. Each student is encouraged to grow as an individual artist and to participate at their own pace. Classes are taught by teachers dedicated to the growth and fostering of ballet as an art form and believe dance contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Classes emphasize overall body conditioning and encourage an aesthetic appreciation of dance. All classes are accompanied by professional musicians who collaborate with our teachers just as in our pre-professional program and for our professional dancers.
Our drop-in program allows students a flexible schedule that meets the needs of both the working professional and busy student.

St. Paul Ballet (655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN)
Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org

Join us Monday-Friday from 10-11:30AM and take your morning ballet class from some of the Twin Cities' finest teachers.

Parking is FREE and studio is located a few short blocks away from light rail transit.
$10 professional rate (please bring copy of current contract to verify)

Note: These classes are attended by St. Paul Ballet Company. Check our website for any potential class cancelations due to SPB community events or performances. Teaching artists are subject to change.

Classes run through May 27, 2017

Mondays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Marianne Raub
Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Barbara Weinstine
Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Jeffrey Hankinson
Thursdays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Maureen Haworth
Fridays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Laura Greenwell

St. Paul Ballet (655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN)
Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org

Zenon offers a varity of advanced dance classes for students to take! Come drop in and start your day with any of these classes during our fall session.

Mondays 9:30-11:00am: Advanced Ballet with Benjamin Johnson
Tuesdays 9:30-11:00am: Advanced Modern with Penny Freeh
Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am: Advanced Contact Improvisation with HIJACK
Thursdays 9:30-11:00am: Advanced Modern with Erin Thompson
Fridays 9:30-11:00am: Intermediate/Advanced Jazz with Karla Grotting and Erinn Liebhard

To find even more classes visit us at zenondance.org/school
Fall session classes run through December 18.

Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Danielle Robinson-Prater- danielle@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Ashley Ballet Arts Academy's School Year 2016-2017 Classes are in session, running through May 28, 2017. Select classes in the School Year program still have room. ABAA offers classes for ages three through adult, beginner through advanced levels, in pre-ballet, ballet, modern, jazz, tap, conditioning, pre-pointe, and pointe, with professional instructors in a welcoming and supportive environment. ABAA offers free trial/placement classes - contact the front desk to schedule a trial class for your dancer. All 2016-2017 School Year classes will be held in ABAA's new Golden Valley location, 1000 Boone Ave N, Suite 360.

Check our full class schedule at http://www.ashleyballetarts.com/2016-2017-School-Year.html

Find tuition and registration information, including how to register online, at http://www.ashleyballetarts.com/Registration---Tuition.html call the studio at (763) 703-3920, or stop by today!

Ashley Burkland- ashley@ashleyballetarts.com, (763) 703-3920

TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, modern, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga, yoga, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Sarah Baumert, Kenna Camara-Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Abdo Sayegh, and Katelyn Skelley.

For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/10-class card*.

*Please note: For Open Yoga- $12/class, $100/10-class card.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side (free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center).

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

TU Dance Center offers an open yoga class on Saturday mornings from 9:00-9:45am with Sarah Baumert.

Explore how we can use our skeletal alignment, find clarity in movement awareness and understand how our musculature reorganizes during the poses to maintain ease. Each class will focus on a different theme geared towards adapting our bodies to the current season. All levels are welcome.

No equipment necessary.

COST: $12/class or $100/10 classes; cash, check, or credit card

No pre-registration required.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Zenon Dance School has a second location offering youth classes on Saturdays! Zenon's youth classes are for students ages 3-14 of all skill levels. Class sizes are small, allowing for focused, one-on-one attention. Our skilled instructors work to foster a non-competitive atmosphere that challenges students to stretch themselves both technically and creatively. Youth classes focus on nurturing the student's love of movement and creative exploration.

Class for ages 3-5:
Creative Movement 11-12am
with Lauren Bohm

Classes for ages 5-7:
Hip Hop 9-10am
Storybook Ballet 10-11am
with Lauren Bohm

Classes for ages 7-10:
Hip Hop 12-1pm
Tap/Jazz 1pm-2pm
with Ruth Glaeser

Classes for ages 11-14:
Modern 2-3pm
Hip Hop 3-4pm
with Ayumi Schaefer

Zenon Dance School-Edina at DanceXchange
Danielle Robinson-Prater- danielle@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Jennifer Arave has studied extensively with Lisa Nelson and others who have worked with Lisa for years in order to grasp an understanding of the seemingly simple but beautifully complex tuning score.

The practice of working with the tuning score can benefit dance, improvisation, choreography and the act of viewing all action in space and time. Join her in this exploration.

Every Thursday, 1-3pm at the Beautiful Studio, $1-10 sliding scale
[1pm-1:30pm Meditation, 1:30pm-3:00pm Tuning Score]

Please contact Jennifer for more information and to let her know if you are thinking about attending.

The Beautiful Studio, 2242 University Ave Suite 214 (ENTRANCE on Hampden st. ) St Paul, MN 55104
Jennifer Arave- aravejl@yahoo.com, (612) 432-1512

Join Threads Dance Project for open company classes through the month of October!

Tuesdays: 9:00am-10:30am - Ballet - Intermediate/Advanced
Thursdays: 9:00am-10:30am - Modern, Horton-based - Intermediate/Advanced

Classes $12, Threads alum dance for free!

Free parking at Lundstrum Center.

Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts | 1617 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55411
Michala Martinez- mgr@threadsdance.org, (414) 534-2305

Warm up/Classes 6:00-7:30pm
Followed by a jam until 9pm

This special series is an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the Twin Cities most experienced movement teachers and improvisers. Together we will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the laws that govern motion: mass, gravity, momentum and inertia. We will train the body in sensory awareness, weight-bearing partnering skills and improvisation. Class will be playful, meditative and acrobatic and followed by an open jam. People of all levels of experience are welcome to come learn contact improvisation together in this safe environment.

October 24 warm up and jam at the Beautiful Studio
October 31 class and jam at the Beautiful Studio

November sessions with Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad

Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts & the Beautiful Studio
Olive Bieringa- olivebier@gmail.com


Rosy Simas is looking to borrow (or have donated) Pendleton and Hudson Bay blankets for the production of Skin(s) at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis, October 21-23, 2016.

• If you are in the Twin Cities and want to donate or loan us your blanket we can pick up and return to you.
• If you are outside of the Twin Cities and want to donate a blanket we will pay for shipping.
• Blankets will be gently used to cover the back of the chairs in the audience.
• No food or drink is allowed in the theater.
• Blankets will be kept in separate protective bags.
• Blankets will be cleaned of lint and hair prior to and after the performances
• If you want your blanket can be smudged or dry cleaned before it is returned to you.

To donate or loan contact: Amber Davis at amberdlovespuppets@gmail.com

Skin(s) is a new dance work by Rosy Simas, a film project by Elizabeth Day and Heid E. Erdrich, an exhibit featuring Native visual artists from Minnesota, and a web project.